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Brewed by Brauerei Heller
Style: Smoked
Bamberg, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Schlenkerla Smokebeer Wheat is an ale with light smoky aroma. As Bavarian wheat beers, it is being brewed with a mixture of both barley malt and wheat malt. The portion of barley malt is hereby a classic Schlenkerla smokemalt, while the wheat malt remains unsmoked. Served unfiltered with its natural haziness, Schlenkerla Wheat reaches its full aroma through bottle fermentation with fine top fermenting yeast.

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3.5
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2007
pours a huge head with a strong smoke aroma. First time I have ever had grilled beer! Man this would go great with some Brats or Iowa chops.

3.9
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Wow. Opened the bottle and yeast was on the lip. Turns out it was placed upside down in beer box. Big head, served in a tall pilsner glass. Smells of smoked ham. Looks like a lighter dunkelweizen. Tastes light, but very overpowering smoked-ham taste. Not sure if this is great, but it is certainly unique. Will try a bottle of the urbock next.

3.8
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Bottle. Dark cloudy brown, giant foamy head. Intense smokey aroma is bacon, campfire. At the very end of the inhale can smell the hefe. Basically it smells like bread and bacon. Palate is smooth and lacks stickiness. Chewier body than Schlenkerla’s marzen but a tad thinner at the same time. Lively carbonated but not spiky mouthfeel. There is enough here to keep smokeheads happy: intense bacon nose and a mellow yeastiness. Great balance of flavors with the smoke predominating and the yeast mainly adding thickness to the palate and sweetness too. Leaves a nice hefe aftertaste without the stickiness and has the characteristic house malt flavors.

3.5
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Clear amber body with a small fizzy beige head. The nose is relatively light compared to some of the other Schlenkerla beers with smoke, caramel and light fruits. The flavor is lightly sweet with cherry wood smoke, apple, caramel and herbs. Medium body is a tad thin with moderate carbonation.

3.6
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2007
This tasted like the Marzen but a little lighter. Cool cloud effect went poured. Residual smoke piece in head once fully poured. Good smoke flavor. For the ones that haven’t had these smoke beers - I’d start with this one.

3.8
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Poured a golden brown fuzzy body with a well-retained off-white cream blanketing head. Not much noticeable lacing. Smokey nose that also quaffed bready and sweet. Bitter-sweet and fruity smoke flavor that resonated well with predominant citrusy lime finish. A superb beer, especially for cooking.

3.5
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish copper with large ivory head. The aroma is distinctly smoky with a sort of sweet barbecue quality and some biscuit. The flavor is a honeylike sweetness at first, then some smoke. The smoke in this one reminds me of summer sausage; interesting. Then follow some spicy malt tones and a little bit of grass. The finish is on the sweet side. Not bad.

3.7
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Ruby brown with quickly fading head. Smoke is obviously on the nose but there is also a heady bbq, oak, woody scent with a touch of spice and fruit. The flavor is dominated byt he smoke flavor, but also of barbecued meat and salami, followed by a souring oaky tige similar to something found in a sour red ale. Smokebeer is not my favorite, but it is always an interesting and fun style and this does a good job of keeping me interested. Nice brew

4.9
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Very smooth nice BBQ smokey flavor. I like wheat beer the best and have a stong likeing for Schlenkerla too. The mix is nearly perfect with a fragrent nose, beautfull dark brown color, and the wheat beer drinkablilaty. One thing I like about wheat and smoked is that it tastes like food so it compliments a small meal quite well. Excellent and even better as it warmed and some oaky notes came out.

4
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 13, 2007
had only one smoked beer up to this point. was served as a draft and you could smell the smokey aroma. the first taste was smoke flavored bacon and then quietly disipated into a light wheat flavor. actually it was a nice glass of beer two toned in color with a nice 1/4 inch head most of the time. even after it got warmer the smoked beer flavor lingered. just thought to myself what could i cook with this. i would have another.


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